Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two Train Excursions Planned For October

Two train excursions from the Tennessee Central Railway Museum in Nashville will be making their way to Cookeville on Saturday, October 23 and Saturday, October 30 bringing an estimated 300 passengers to the streets of Cookeville’s Westside to eat and shop for around two-and-a-half hours. Passengers will enjoy the fall foliage colors during the peak of the season change during their trip from Nashville. Excursion trips from Cookeville to Algood will also take place for those looking for a shorter one-and-a-half hour adventure. The train will board at the Cookeville Depot at 11:30 a.m. and return at approximately 1 p.m.  Advanced ticket purchase is suggested as the train fills up quickly. Tickets for the Algood excursions may be purchased at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce located at One West First Street in Cookeville. Tickets cost $30 for dome seats, $15 for coach seats for ages 13 and up, $10 for ages 4 to 12, and ages 3 and under ride free in an adult’s lap. 

“We welcome everyone to come to the Westside and greet the passengers as they arrive from Nashville,” said Laura Canada, Chamber vice president and Convention & Visitors Bureau director. “It will be an exciting atmosphere to watch and it’s a great opportunity to be a tourist in your own town.”

For more information about the Algood Train Excursions or ticket information, contact Stephanie McQueen at 526-2211 or For further information about the Tennessee Central Railway Museum, visit this link.